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2 week count down to Glacier National Park and Kalispell area :)

 
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Apr 26, 2013 09:44 |  #1

Every day I am finding out more info :) Will be driving from Portland on Thursday and returning home on Monday so its just a quick trip. My wifes daughter wanted to visit some friends that moved to Kalispell a year and a half ago, so she is visiting them while we scout and explore what we can on the west side of the park.

Friday we will be up before the crack of dawn and in Apgar Village to find a place for sunrise over Lake McDonald, after sunrise we plan to drive east around the lake on the Going To The Sun Road stopping at a few roadside pulloffs along the way to Lake McDonald Lodge. Should the road be open past that point we plan to hike into Avalache Lake mid afternoon.

Saturday will be another early morning as we hope to be up in Polebridge area for sunrise, if the road to Bowman Lake is open we will be making a trip back there as well. Morning and early afternoon will be spent tooling around that area just exploring and seeing what kind of images we can capture.

Sunday is still open as its Mothers Day I have not yet planned anything and may just hang around the Kalispell area with daughters friends.

So excited, hoping we get some decent weather as well.




  
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Apr 26, 2013 09:49 |  #2

Jon,

I hope you have a great time. I grew up in Montana and Wyoming and have great memories of Glacier Park and the Going to the Sun Highway.

We moved east in 1976 but have been able to return several times both with our sons and without. The west is amazing. We now live in Florida and it has its own charm as well.... but the Rockies are something else.


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Apr 26, 2013 12:04 |  #3

I'm not sure if driving across Logan Pass is on the agenda but my guess is that it will still be closed by then. I've been in July and it was still socked with snow and closed. I love Glacier and my favorite viewpoints are on the Eastside of the park; St. Mary Lake, Logan Pass, and Swift Current Lake. I'm not sure if you're planning to get to the park via Highway 28 but there is a really great barn to shoot along the way as well. I always shoot that on my way.


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Apr 26, 2013 12:13 |  #4

rparchen wrote in post #15869807 (external link)
I'm not sure if driving across Logan Pass is on the agenda but my guess is that it will still be closed by then. I've been in July and it was still socked with snow and closed. I love Glacier and my favorite viewpoints are on the Eastside of the park; St. Mary Lake, Logan Pass, and Swift Current Lake. I'm not sure if you're planning to get to the park via Highway 28 but there is a really great barn to shoot along the way as well. I always shoot that on my way.

Logan pass is not on the list, not sure we will make it past Lake McDonald Lodge at this point if they dont open the GTTS road. We plan to just hang in the lower part of the west side. Any other info on this barn? Would love to add it to the map I have going of places to shoot. I may not get a chance to stop but would rather mark it and not go then have time and wish I had :)




  
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Apr 26, 2013 12:19 |  #5

I hope you have a good time and I will be interested to see what you get. I will be going in July the plan is Glacier National Park - Banff - Jasper. This is a first for me in that area so not sure what to expect/see.




  
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Apr 26, 2013 12:25 |  #6

Whitefish is a beautiful town just north of Kalispell. Mambo Italiano is a fantastic restaurant there also


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Apr 26, 2013 12:25 |  #7

cdiver2 wrote in post #15869866 (external link)
I hope you have a good time and I will be interested to see what you get. I will be going in July the plan is Glacier National Park - Banff - Jasper. This is a first for me in that area so not sure what to expect/see.

You can be sure I will be posting up what I get. Here is a good website I found for chatting about GNP, some real helpfull people www.glacier.nationalpa​rkschat.com (external link)




  
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Apr 26, 2013 14:12 |  #8

Sounds like it is going to be a great trip! I'm planning on head out to MT in August and will be making stops in GNP and YNP.




  
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Apr 26, 2013 14:28 |  #9

I love that Huckleberry restaurant in Columbia Falls. Of course, the last time we were there, it was huckleberry season..... fond memories, indeed.


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Apr 26, 2013 14:47 |  #10

cdiver2 wrote in post #15869866 (external link)
I hope you have a good time and I will be interested to see what you get. I will be going in July the plan is Glacier National Park - Banff - Jasper. This is a first for me in that area so not sure what to expect/see.

Check out my GNP photos in my Montana gallery and Banff, Jasper photos in the Alberto, Canada gallery.


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Apr 26, 2013 15:21 |  #11

Stan,

Very nice galleries. Thanks for the link.


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Apr 27, 2013 08:12 |  #12

Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #15869882 (external link)
You can be sure I will be posting up what I get. Here is a good website I found for chatting about GNP, some real helpfull people www.glacier.nationalpa​rkschat.com (external link)

Site said Coming soon.




  
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Apr 27, 2013 08:15 |  #13

sparker1 wrote in post #15870341 (external link)
Check out my GNP photos in my Montana gallery and Banff, Jasper photos in the Alberto, Canada gallery.

Thanks Sparker I am more enthused about the trip now. WOW do you really get that close to the bears?




  
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Apr 27, 2013 14:07 |  #14

cdiver2 wrote in post #15872318 (external link)
Site said Coming soon.

Ok try this link http://glacier.nationa​lparkschat.com/phpBB3/​index.php (external link)




  
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Apr 27, 2013 17:03 |  #15

Thanks littleJon that worked.




  
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